NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteers sought for monitoring … and other items

SEQUIM — The Clallam Marine Resources Committee and Olympic Audubon Society are seeking volunteers to monitor pigeon guillemots along the coast from June through August.

The organizations will offer free training for those interested from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The training will include the protocol to record bird attendance at their nest sites, noting the fish they deliver to their chicks and any disturbances such as eagle fly-overs.

After the training, volunteers will be assigned a location and monitor the spot for one hour — before 9 a.m. — one day a week.

The pigeons serve as an indicator species for nearshore health, according to a news release.

For more information, email Ed Bowlby at edbowlby@gmail.com.

Community rep

PORT ANGELES — The city’s Utility Advisory Committee is seeking one applicant for its community representative position.

The committee gives advisory recommendations to the Port Angeles City Council on matters relating to city utility policy and operation.

The members are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms.

The committee meets at 3 p.m. every second Tuesday in City Hall, located at 321 E. Fifth St.

This position is open until filled.

To apply, download an application from the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us, or pick one up from the city manager’s office in City Hall.

For more information, contact City Clerk Jennifer Veneklasen at 360-417-4634 or jvenekla@cityofpa.us.

Scholarship apps

The Jefferson County Democrats’ Phil Johnson Environmental Scholarship is available to graduating Jefferson County high school and college students.

Up to $2,000 will be divided among a maximum of four Jefferson County residents, who plan to major or are majoring in environmental subjects in college.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31.

For more information, call 360-379-5655, visit www.jeffcodemocrats.com or email info@jeffcodemocrats.com.

Dean’s list

SEATTLE — Several North Olympic Peninsula students have been named to Seattle Pacific University’s 2017 winter quarter dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 credits and attain a minimum 3.50 grade-point average.

The students are Rebekah Suzanne Johansen of Forks, Carlee Joann Wilson of Port Angeles, Alexander Xavier Martin Brown of Port Hadlock and Emma L. LeBlanc of Sequim.

Two high school students awarded $500 scholarships

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Marathon Association awarded the 2016 Norma & Gene Turner Achievement Award to Morgan Politika and Kalem Powell.

Winners are randomly selected from students in their respective school districts who have participated in the marathon running program.

Morgan of the Port Angeles School District and Kalem from the Sequim School District both received $500 for post-high school education.

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